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Dateline: Events/Headlines – Week Of November 1, 1978 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

President Carter meets briefly with Menachem Begin in New York. Begin was in town to receive the family of Man award of the New York Council of Churches.

Iran – Shah Mohamed Reza Pahlavi clamps a military government on his troubled country and sent takes and troops throughout Tehran.

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi’s two-day-old military government, trying to quell violent opposition to the monarch’s authoritarian rule, announces the arrests of 32 former ministers and ranking civil officials as foes of the regime.

More Iran – Premier Jafar Sharif-Emami submits his resignation as antigovernment rioting intensifies in Tehran and mobs burned the Iranian Information Ministry. 

The Soviet Union celebrates to Bolshevik Revolution with a military parade in snow-covered Red Square while President Leonid I. Brezhnev praised Soviets for weathering a year when”clear days gave way to rainy ones and not only as records to weather.”

A Staten Island ferryboat loaded with rush-hour commuters misses a fogbound slip as it was docking in lower Manhattan and crashed into a concrete seawall, injuring more than 170 of the 2,000 people aboard.

The nation’s unemployment rates dropped from 6% to 5.8% in October.

Inflation – Wholesale prices rose .9% in October for the second straight month.

The Dow jumps 35 points to 827.79 for a single day’s gain of nearly 4.5% - its biggest  daily gain ever (so far).  

Queen Elizabeth II – robed and wearing a crown, opened the fifth and final session of Britain’s 47th parliament with traditional pomp and ceremony. 

Dartmouth - The fraternities that were part of the inspiration for the movie “Animal House” may be closed down because they allegedly encourage heavy drinking and raucous behavior.


Fascinating Business news – November 1, 1978

After offers from New Jersey and Connecticut – the American Stock Exchange says it has decided to remain in Manhattan where the city says it will build it a $40 million home.

Lee Iacocca is selected as the new president of Chrysler Corp.


Sports news – November 1, 1978

Bert Jones’ third touchdown pass of the game, a 27-yeard hookup with Roger Carr with 3:08 to play, lifted the Baltimore Colts to a 21-17 upset victory over the Washington Redskins.

Clutch – Dr. J. scores 10 points in the final 9 minutes as the Philadelphia 76ers beat  San Antonio 116-115.

Four former National Football League cheerleaders who were fired after appearing in the December issue of Playboy, appear at a press conference – calling it all “hypocritical.” They are Lynita Shilling formerly of the (Chargers), Bunny Hover (Saints), Jacquelyn Rohrs (Bears), Andrea Mann (Colts).

Hockey great Bobby Hull (39) says he is retiring. He’s been doing it for 22 professional seasons – the last seven with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Assn.  

High school – Grenada Hills’ John Elway – rated one of the top high school QB’s in California – is out for the season with a torn cartilage in his left leg.

Ron Guidry of the Yankees is the winner of the American League Cy Young award. He had a 25-3 record and a 1.74 era.


Music news – November 1, 1978

Heart attack - Elton John (31) is taken by ambulance to London’s exclusive Harley Street Clinic and admitted to the coronary care unit.

Peter Frampton is currently on tour that began in Japan last month and will end in New Zealand later this month. He tours England in December.

Up and coming – The Cars. Ric Ocasek says the band has been together eight years and is just making it. “It was getting near the end of the line. It was real close to the bottom… welfare road and all that.”


Top music albums – November 1, 1978

Living in the U.S.A. – Linda Ronstadt

Live and More – Donna Summer

52nd Street – Billy Joel

Pieces of Eight – Styx

Some Girls – Rolling Stones

Stranger In Town – Bob Segar

Double Vision – Foreigner

Don’t Look Back – Boston

Grease – Soundtrack

Who Are You – The Who


Top pop hit music singles(top-40) USA – November 1, 1978

You Needed Me – Anne Murray

Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Ready to Take a Chance Again – Barry Manilow

Once Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic

You Never Done It Like That – Captain and Tennille

Kiss You All Over – Exile

MacArthur Park – Donna Summer

Double Vision – Foreigner

Whenever I Call You Friend – Kenny Loggins

How Much I Feel – Ambrosia


Television news – November 1, 1978

New TV Series – “Diff’rent Strokes.” Where Harlem meets Park Ave.” Stars Gary Coleman, Conrad Bain, Todd Bridges and Charlotte Rae.

New Series – “David Cassidy - Man Undercover.” Cassidy Plays Dan Shay Who Is “Tough Enough To Be One Of The Guys. Tough Enough To Be A Cop.”

Johnny Carson files a complaint – saying his neighbor’s dogs are disturbing his and his wife’s peace. One of the neighbor’s is Sonny Bono.


Sunday night television listings/programs/TV guide – November 1, 1978

CBS – 60 Minutes, All in the Family, Alice, Kaz, Dallas

NBC -  Wonderful World of Disney, Movie, Lifeline

ABC – Hardy Boys, Movie

PBS  - Masterpiece Theater


NBC Made for TV movie – “The Time Machine” – John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan.

ABC Sunday night movie – “The Sting” – Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw.

Alice – Mel keeps the dinner open for a nearby demolition crew.


Top movies – November 1, 1978


Heaven Can Wait

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Death n the Nile

Revenge of the Pink Panther

Tool Box Murders

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